What is Pecha Kucha?

The name “Pecha Kucha” comes from a Japanese phrase that means “the sound of chit chat.”  It was created as a way for people to meet and talk about their ideas.  Presentations are made up of a slideshow of 20 images, with each image shown for exactly 20 seconds.  This 20×20 format makes every presentation 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.  Why was it created this way, you ask?  It keeps presentations short, fast-paced, and entertaining!

Check out this video of a Pecha Kucha presentation that explains what a Pecha Kucha presentation is:

What can people present on?

The key to a great presentation is to present on something you love or feel passionately about. A lot of people use Pecha Kucha presentations to talk about their latest creative ideas, while others share personal stories and life lessons they have learned along the way.  For this year’s IDPD Event, we would like people to have a disability-related theme to their presentations.

Here are a few examples of Pecha Kucha presentations performed at last years event:

  1. Kuen Tang
  2. Ray Royer
  3. Dr. Heidi Janz
  4. Disability Employer Connections (DEC)
  5. Dr. Gary Faulkner


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Event Details

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Ramada Inn Kingsway ( Wildrose Room & Courtyard Room )

Address: 11834 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Emcee: Quinn Ohler, Global TV
 Note: Parking, admission and lunch all FREE
presented by the Sponsors of the 2016 IDPD Committee

Courtyard Room

10:00 am – 11:00 am Community Information Fair (40 tables, 46 organizations)
1:15 pm  Light Lunch & Refreshments in Courtyard Room

Wildrose Room

11:00 am – Welcome Special Guests
  • City of Edmonton Proclamation Presented by Mayor Don Iveson
  • Greetings from Honourable Irfan Sabir – Minister of Human Services
  • Premier’s Council Awards presented by Member of Council Cam Tait
  • Gary McPherson Leadership Award
  • Marlin Styner Achievement Award
  • Award of Excellence in Community
  • LCol Kevin McLoughlin, Comd, 3rd Cdn Div Service Brigade Edmonton
  • Alyson Lougheed, Vice-Chair TELUS Payday Lottery Committee
  • Lise Lepine, Branch Manager, Oliver Square RBC

 11:30 am Pecha Kucha Ability 3 Presentations:

1. Creating Caring and Tolerant Communities​
Break the Bullying Cycle​ – B.R.E.A.K. on Bullying Prevention ​
Presentation by Roxie Malone-Richards

2. Help is HEAR
​Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) ​
Presentation by Cindy Gordon

Intermission  – Musical Sing Along AND Adaptive Chinese Dance Workout

3. Mental Rescue​: Changing the Conversation​
Mental Rescue Society​
Presentation by​ Quinn Ohler

4. Advising on an Accessible & Inclusive Edmonton
Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)
Presentation by Zachary Weeks

Contact Info

Twitter: #IDPD2016

Contact: Leslie Tanzi
Ph: 780-405-7731